Karachi: Indus Motor Company partnered with the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (CERB), an outreach initiative of The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) in conducting the first of a series of workshops under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Leadership Program.
The workshop participants took part in a stimulating activity on Decent Work and universal Human Rights. Indus Motor Company shared its best practices on how the Toyota Way is being used to develop the Dealer eco system and on the key facets of the Toyota Production System that are used for quality and efficiency thus contributing to Pakistan’s economic growth.
Around 201 million people were out of work in 2018, whereas it will go up to 212 million by 2019. The global economy is growing at a slower rate. Amplified effort needs to be made to increase employment opportunities, particularly for young people, reduce the gender pay gap and work towards promoting safe and secure working environment to create decent work for all.
According to Ehsan Malik, CEO, The Pakistan Business Council, “Whilst creating the right environment to promote employment opportunities is primarily the government’s responsibility and “Make-in-Pakistan” is the PBC’s main advocacy thrust, we recognize the role that private sector has to play in providing conditions that are conducive to employee satisfaction, productivity and competitiveness. The “Toyota Way” offers valuable learning.”
Addressing the good practices of industry leader, Indus Motor Company, Fuad Hashimi, Executive Director, CERB said that decent work and economic growth go hand in hand.
Mr Ali Asghar Jamali, CEO, Indus Motor thanked PBC for providing the platform and sharing our good practices with other corporates. He added that Toyota’s well-known secret weapon is Lean production the revolutionary approach to business processes that it invented in the 1950s and has spent decades perfecting. The lean tools and techniques are the real foundation of Indus Motor’s success.